Severe weather isn’t uncommon in Marion, SC. Heavy rain, strong winds, and hurricanes occur in this part of the country and can easily knock out the power. The power usually cannot be restored until it’s safe for electricians to do the work, and the power can be out for days.
Without electricity, life in your home will come to a standstill, and you can’t turn on the lights, use your appliances, and power and charge your devices.
The best way to be prepared for a power outage is to have a backup generator. The generator will power your entire home and will kick on automatically when the power goes out. When the power is restored, the backup generator will shut itself off.
If you aren’t sure if a generator is worth the investment, you should consider the benefits of having one.
#1 Power Outages Can Last For Days
If the storm that knocked the power out is severe, your power could be out for days. The same is true if the outage is widespread, and the electric company has to restore the power to thousands of homes.
A backup generator will keep the power on, and you won’t have to go days without electricity.
#2 You Have Kids
Every parent knows that a bored child is a restless child. When the power goes out, your children can’t watch TV, play video games and charge their devices. In addition, when the sun sets, your home will be dark, which can be scary for kids, making everyone in your home miserable.
A backup generator will keep the power on, keep our kids busy and they won’t be scared at night. When the generator turns on, your children can do whatever they usually do inside and will stay busy throughout the power outage.
#3 Your Refrigerator Will Continue Running
One of the main things Marion, SC, residents worry about during a power outage is the food in their refrigerators and freezers. The food in the fridge will last about four hours if you don’t open the door and will then start to spoil. The food in a half-full freezer will last 24 hours without electricity and 48 hours if the freezer is full. If the power outage lasts for a day, you’ll need to throw away everything in the fridge and freezer, which could be hundreds or thousands of dollars worth of food.
A backup generator will keep the refrigerator running, and you won’t need to worry about spoiled food. In addition, you can open the refrigerator and freezer door as often as necessary.
#4 You Can Cook At Home
Preparing meals can be challenging during a power outage. You can’t use the food in the refrigerator and freezer because you can’t open the door. After a day or two, the food won’t be safe to eat. You also won’t be able to use the stove or microwave to prepare meals, and your options will be limited.
You can eat out, but it can get expensive if you go to a restaurant for all three meals for multiple days. If the power outage is widespread, you might not be able to find a restaurant with power.
A backup generator will allow you to prepare meals as you usually do. The food in the refrigerator will be safe to eat, and you can cook on the stove or in the microwave, making meal prep more accessible and convenient.
#5 You Work from Home
More and more people are working from home today, which can be very convenient. You don’t have to worry about the commute back and forth to work, and working from home can be more comfortable and convenient. If the power goes out, you won’t be able to work because your computer and other office equipment won’t work without electricity. If you can’t work, you can’t make money and meet deadlines, and a generator can help.
The generator will kick on when the power goes out, allowing you to continue working when the power goes out. You’ll be able to complete projects, meet deadlines, and can continue making money.
#6 Home Security
When the power goes out in your Marion, SC, home, your security system, cameras, and lights won’t work. When you don’t have this protection, an intruder can enter your home undetected, creating a serious and dangerous situation.
A backup generator will keep everything running, giving you peace of mind that your home is protected and your family is safe when you go to bed at night.
#7 No Need for Storm Prep
When there’s a severe storm in the forecast, people flock to the stores to prepare. Before the storm, you’ll need to buy candles, flashlights, batteries, bottled water, canned food, ice, and a cooler. If you wait too long to prepare for the storm, finding the things you need can be challenging unless you have a backup generator.
The generator will keep the power on during the storm, and you won’t need to shop for storm supplies, saving time and money.
#8 Portable Generators Aren’t as Convenient
Portable generators can help during a power outage, but you can only power a few essential appliances or devices. You can use an extension cord to power a few additional devices, creating a tripping hazard. Also, if you don’t have a safe covered area, you can’t use the generator until the storm ends because it isn’t safe to use one in the rain.
A backup generator will power your entire home and has protective housing, allowing you to use it in any weather.
Why Choose Mister Sparky Generators?
If you plan to buy a generator, call Mister Sparky Generators. Our highly trained staff can help you find a generator large enough to meet your home’s electrical demand and will install it on your property. We can also handle the routine maintenance, which is necessary to keep the generator working correctly, and can repair the generator.
To get the process started, give us a call today.